Cold Water Ceph Needed

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  1. skywindsurfer

    skywindsurfer Architeuthis Registered

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    I'm looking for a temperate cephalopod species that is naturally found along the northern pacific coast of North America/Alaska/Canada that can tolerate temeratures between 50-55 degrees F. Does anyone have any ideas other than E. Dofleini and O. Rubescens?
     
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    SabrinaR Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Registered

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    That seems like a tall order. Whacha need it for? Is this for your home tank or the Aquarium?
     
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    I'm not really at liberty to say.
     
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    Also I already know about R. Pacifica.
     
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    Neogonodactylus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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    I keep O. rubescens at 15 C. It is pushing it a bit, but we also keep O. bimaculoides at 15 C along with O. micropyrus. This equates to winter temperatures in the northern part of their range.

    Roy
     
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    The exhibit they will be going into is a 200 gallon cube with plenty of rock to hide under. I think O. Micropyrus will be a bit too small. Does O. Bimaculoides reach British Columbia?
     
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    We are also looking for S. Latimanus for another exhibit. Do you know where to get them?
     
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    And yet youre not at liberty to say lol.
     
  9. skywindsurfer

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    Ya I know, but what the hell. I figure I'll get better responses if everyone understands that this is for my job and not my home tank.
     
  10. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    I think he's told us a lot about his cephs at home, but seems to be restricted by confidentiality concerning cephs at work.

    Nancy
     
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    I think you're on to something there Nancy, though I would change your statement to ceph(-s). My newest octo died today.
     
  12. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I am not aware of any S. latimanus available at this time. There were eggs available when I got mine a month or two ago, but not anymore.
     
  13. Joe-Ceph

    Joe-Ceph Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    There is an octopus that is common along parts of the British and Scottish coast, called the Lesser Octopus (or curled octopus) Eledone cirrhosa. One location where it is found in Scottland, St. Abbs, has water temps between 38 and 56 degrees F, (3 - 13 c) and so it would probably love 50-55 degrees. I understand that they are about bimac sized.
     
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    Cool thanks. I've heard of that species in Scotland but not British columbia. Do you know how it made its way to the north pacific?
     
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    Joe-Ceph Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    British Colombia? The St. Abbs I'm talking about is in Scottland. As a native of Scottland, Eledone cirrhosa holds a UK passport, and so could travel to Canada freely, but I don't think any have made that trip. I thought you were asking about any cold water species, are you only interested in natives of the eastern pacific?
     
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    Yes. It's for a B. Columbia exhibit at my work.
     
  17. bathypol

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    You could check into Benthoctopus/Bathypolypus species. The one's I know of are arctic (although there are some species in the Mediterranean). The one's you'd find around Alaska prefer water around 4C (not sure of the conversion to F). I'm not sure if they venture down to B.C.
     
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